Program Committee

Joelle Wickens

Joelle Wickens

Joelle Wickens is the Associate Director of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) and an Assistant Professor of Preventive Conservation in the Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware. As WUDPAC Associate Director, her responsibilities focus on curriculum oversight and support of student and faculty learning and teaching. Recent efforts in these area have focused on strengthening modern and contemporary art conservation training through partnership with SFMOMA and VoCA and the creation of a preventive conservation major for WUDPAC. Her scholarship focuses on the teaching and practice of preventive conservation, particularly the role leadership skills and social justice play in the successful implementation of preventive conservation plans. She currently co-leads, Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Conservation. In 2011, she co-founded the American Institute for Conservation’s Collection Care Network and served as its first chair from 2011 – 2014. She holds a PhD and an MA (Distinction) from the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton, UK, and a B.A. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.

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